- Producer10/09/2016Promote goodwill and your good will promote you.Promote goodwill and your good will promote you.Ben PintoPerhaps this is a little slang sounding as the word good should be changed to goodliness, but the spellcheckers will change that word to Godliness, making it difficult to quote...
Comments06/12/2016 #17 Ben Pinto#9 thank you @Jennifer 🐝 Schultz. When I created this I did not put the EQ into it like you and @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD have done. Now that I have done a little of @Aurorasa Sima's training I am understanding what the two of you are talking about. This will play a factor in my future choices.10/09/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 Absolutely - the fact that the shadows and silhouettes are generic makes this message multiethnic, gender-nonspecific, and international. A key point for the universal message and @Ben Pinto, it makes me want you to make a few images/quotes for my Twitter messages! Excellent image! Just Outstanding!10/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 We need more 'Positivity' right? I love the image and how the man appears to be kneeling down. Such a concept of servitude, while prevalent in the good medical community, espouses all public health workers and attitude towards helping the general public. One note, @Ben Pinto - this hits the mark for ethnicity and gender! Universal image that captures the mind. Thanks!10/09/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging @Michele Williams, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Charlene Burke, @Deann M. Harrity, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Linda Rubino, @Maria Luquero Vila, @Jorge Hernández Alonso, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for good inspiration and positivity.
- 20/08/2016@Karthik Rajan always writes such great articles with lessons learned through personal stories.What My Dad Taught Me Without Even Trying. Something Beyond Twitter CEO’s Famous Advice To Entrepreneurs.www.linkedin.com Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to...
Comments23/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Deb 🐝 Helfrich: "My dad was comfortable being lost in the crowd and was equally at ease in charting his own narrative. He soothed my world with his work ethic. He made me believe miracles are possible with dint of a warm smile." I miss my Dad now. And love how your children are brought in at the end of the story, to let Grandpa live on. So so touching!20/08/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichMUST READ beBee! This is so thoroughly touching that it brought tears for many readers. If you haven't met my dear friend, @Karthik Rajan, this is a fabulous introduction to his trademark A-ha moments that explain human relationships with stories that transcend cultures.20/08/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a beautiful tribute to your dad @Karthik Rajan. I'm guessing after reading this and other articles you've written, you share many of your dad's attributes. Your daughter is lucky, she will grow up having high standards because she has such a great role model, her father! I can't imagine how much you do miss your dad, memories stir up so many emotions. Thank you for sharing!
- Producer22/08/2016How Male Bonding Builds Better BusinessPublished on The Good Men Project 8/20/16One meeting I had last week had a surprisingly different flow.My company is called beBee.com. It is an 18-month old professional social network (think LinkedIn on steroids), and is looking for more investors...
Comments28/10/2016 #30 Robert CormackI've seen this work in a similar environment, Matt. It's called a bar, and we don't care a smidge about race, creed, color or political affiliations. We share our lives, our concerns, our hopes and fears, all of which has a freeing effect, consummated by each arguing over who should pick up the bill. Just kidding. It's been so long since I've been in a bar, but I'd like to think we built the path for bonding in the boardroom. Men do get it, even if women think we're trogs.24/08/2016 #26 Vincent Andrew"From now on, when I hold business meetings (even if there are only men in the room), I am going to insist we begin by sharing something personal or interesting about ourselves. It really does build better business – and I will admit it, it feels good." Interesting idea. Worth a try to see what the effects may be. Thanks for sharing this @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood.23/08/2016 #23 Jim MurrayInteresting insight. @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. In my advertising agency career I was in a lot of meeting like the one you described (a while ago now) and things never went like that. You tended to find out of about what people were like by their interests, sports, boating, shooting, golf etc. People seldom got personal and in hindsight, I think a lot of those meeting might have gone better, or at least more comfortably, if they had been like the one you just described. It's funny though because whenever I met with a creative director in a job interview situation, the conversation was almost 100% personal. Guess creative people are just nosier.23/08/2016 #21 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoLove that gentleman from the investment firm!! He is a beBee Bee, and probably by now he already knows it... ;) Great experience @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, thanks so much for sharing it, so you are not the only one who has learned how to hold your next business meeting. Wish you the best!!! And kudos to you about your family story. All my love!23/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#13 After reading through the comments, yours is exactly where I started, too, @Mark Tillman Davis. You bring up excellent points that apply to a huge population of men, deserving of validation of course! I'm not a man, but I've been the only woman in a Conference Room full of male doctors thousands of times....and some of my best friends have always been men. Back in the day, I totally 'get' that a "man was a man" concept. But...today, the child isn't there just to be seen and not heard...parenting is not "Just do what I said." "BeCauSe I SaiD sO!" kinda thing. I'm raising my third generation of kids (no grandkids, humph!) so I've had my finger on the pulse. I think men should be men, and be the head of the family ~ testosterone wins out! Without going too extreme on what is presented, I'm thinking it may be better to look at this interaction more as 'mentoring' or 'parenting.' Because @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood is a single Dad. I baked my Dad Mother's Day cakes, to honor him as both a mother and father. So perhaps @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, you are using that skill set here, not the 'crying mascara' 'drama' or talk of 'minutia' or gossip or blabber. Useful stuff. I'm thinking that is the angle. Matt? Being a single Dad has to matter.23/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDI was a bit hindered at a discussion of male bonding instinctually (after working with primarily surgeons for eons and ions)...but here is my take, which took a full-on turn: you nurture your children (honors for being a single parent~so was my Dad); the first man nurtured you; then everyone nurtured one another & that's what women do, by nature. So I'm thinking that women:emotion is really women:nurture. And are we parenting/mentoring/teaching leaders to be leaders during these business meetings? I'd say, "Yes." So I'm Sharing to 'Parenting Hives." And look what you've done! Taught men about meetings and also about parenting and having families! You did it. You do it. Congrats!22/08/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 GallagherExcellent article @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. Thanks for tagging me. You wrote, "Everyone took turns sharing about themselves. The whole dynamic in the room changed. It was one of those moments you will remember long after the business part is forgotten." Helps to break the ice and really get to know others on another level.22/08/2016 #13 Mark Tillman DavisI have spent my entire adult life associated with men of "traditional" masculinity. These men would view the author's concept of "enlightened masculinity" as what we refer to as the feminization of men. We "Neanderthals" don't spend much time talking to each other about our feelings or sharing. We talk smack. We cuss. We use the "f" word like a comma. We don't give a thought to each others race or ethinicity or cultural background. It doesn't matter. What we have shared are difficult times in harsh environments. Life and death stuff. I would trust these men with my life, my wallet and my family.
My father and grandfathers weren't big "sharers" either. They taught me my role as a man. Do the right thing in the right way for the reasons because that's what men do...and when you don't, be prepared for consequences. I idolize them and the men of their generations. Bonding between men happens as result of genuine experiences; not from an announcement that "at this point in the meeting, we're gonna' share."
- 13/08/2016I always tried to be the best mother ever
Sure I failed many times in all kinds of weather
But truth be told
I'll be quite bold
There's nothing better than smelling the toes of my baby.
~For my Daughter
Happy Birthday 2016
~"I love you all the Way to Heaven"